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Opening Celebration of Terri Sisson Park
November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Join us on November 3 as we celebrate our new outdoor space on the Tube Factory campus and thank the many people who made this restorative outdoor space possible. Linked to our monthly First Friday open house, we’ll offer brief remarks at 6 pm, live music, and tours.
Terri Sisson Park, designed by Rundell Ernstberger’s Daniel Liggett in close collaboration with Big Car Collaborative staff artists, features many ways for visitors to experience and enjoy art and nature while also socializing with others. It’s open to the public during daylight hours.
Terri Sisson Park is named after the mother of Big Car co-founder and Tube Factory curator, Shauta Marsh. Dedicating the park to Terri, who passed away in 2022, is especially fitting because the park is a shrine to motherhood.
“Otherhood and Motherhood are two main themes that thread through this greenspace,” Marsh says. “It’s a place for people who have no one. It’s a space for people who have more people in their life than they know what to do with.”
In addition to the opening of the park, we celebrate the artists of our long-term residency program on the block — now at 18 affordable homes — with an exhibition in a house across from Tube Factory. And we’ll feature exhibitions in two Tube Factory galleries, and Guichelaar Gallery. Local food trucks, Tortas Gaucho and Hert’s BBQ, will be on site for food options.
“My mother was a bottomless ocean of love and patience,” Marsh says. “She saw the best in people. And that’s the spirit the world really needs. That’s why we will celebrate her with the naming of this park. It was the meaning of her to hold a space for everyone, for total strangers, for friends, for family.”
6 pm: Brief remarks at the Chicken Chapel of Love followed by performance
7 pm: Live music from Scrapper & Skeleton
Tours with Big Car staff artists throughout the evening
Special thanks to Efroymson Family Fund for making the naming possible. And thank you to Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation for major support of our art-filled outdoor space.